Do you experience an occasional zing throughout the day? Sensitivity to hot and cold? Or constant dull, achy pain? These are all signs you are suffering from tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity can be very unpleasant and also be a sign of a more serious dental condition. If you’re experiencing tooth pain, Orange County Dentist Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson can help!
Tooth sensitivity can come in many forms and from many causes. You can simply be sipping in air, taking a bit of your lunch, or trying to concentrate at work and you notice that something doesn’t feel right. Tooth sensitivity, also called dentin hypersensitivity, can occur when the outer layers of the tooth, the enamel and cementum, become thin and expose the dentin layer underneath. When dentin is exposed, the tooth root and nerve are closer to the surface and more likely to become irritated.